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Modification of Gulf of Mexico Red Grouper Catch Limits


Red Grouper
Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Daniel Luers: Daniel.Luers@noaa.gov; 727-824-5305


This rule increases the Gulf of Mexico red grouper overfishing limit , acceptable biological catch, and commercial and recreational annual catch limits , and annual catch targets, consistent with the most recent stock analyses and subsequent Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) recommendations. This action increases limits based upon catch limits and allocation percentages that were implemented in Amendment 53 to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan.

The need for the rule is to establish catch limits that achieve optimum yield, while preventing overfishing, consistent with the recommendations by the SSC and requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

Federal Register

Supporting Materials


Recreational Closure of Red Grouper Harvest in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico

FB23-031: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin. For more information, contact: Daniel Luers; (727) 824-5305, Daniel.Luers@noaa.gov
May 19, 2023 -

NOAA Fisheries Announces Increase to Red Grouper Catch Limits in the Gulf of Mexico

FB22-042: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin: For more information, contact: Daniel Luers, (727) 824-5305; Daniel.Luers@noaa.gov
July 08, 2022 -

Request for Comments: Proposed Rule to Increase Red Grouper Catch Limits in the Gulf of Mexico

FB22-025: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact: Daniel Luers: 727-824-5305, Daniel.Luers@noaa.gov
May 03, 2022 -

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 07/08/2022